All Boston Public Elementary Schools follow the same core curricula. The English Language Arts curricula are based on Focus on Early Learning (grades K0-2nd) and EL Education (grades 3-5). Math curricula are based on Investigations.
BPS provides early childhood programs (https://www.bpsearlylearning.org/) for three-year-old children with identified special needs (K0), four-year-old children (K1/PreK), five-year-old children (K2, or Kindergarten), and first and second grade.
English Language Arts: (https://www.bpsearlylearning.org/)
- PreK: Focus on K0/K1
- Kindergarten: Focus on K2
- First Grade: Focus on First
- Second Grade: Focus on Second
- Kindergarten: Counting People, Sorting Buttons; Counting Quantities, Comparing Lengths; Make a Shape, Fill a Hexagon; Collect, Count, and Measure; Build a Block, Build a Wall; How Many Now?; How Many Noses? How Many Eyes?; Ten Frames and Teen Numbers
- First Grade: Building Numbers and Solving Story Problems; Comparing and Combining Shapes; How Many of Each? How Many in All?; Number Games and Crayon Problems; Would You Rather Be an Eagle or a Whale?; How Many Tens? How Many Ones?; Blocks and Buildings
- Second Grade: Coins, Number Strings, and Story Problems; Attributes of Shapes and Parts of a Whole; How Many Stickers? How Many Cents?; Pockets, Teeth, and Guess My Rule; How Many Tens? How Many Hundreds?; How Far Can You Jump?; Partners, Teams, and Other Groups; Enough for the Class? Enough for the Grade?
BPS provides the EL Education K-5 Language Arts curriculum for third, fourth, and fifth grades which is a standards-based core literacy program that engages teachers and students through compelling, real world content.
English Language Arts: (https://curriculum.eleducation.org/overview)
- 3rd Grade: Overcoming Learning Challenges Near and Far; Adaptations and the Wide World of Frogs; Exploring Literary Classics; Water Around the World
- 4th Grade: Poetry, Poets, and Becoming Writers; Animal Defense Mechanisms; The American Revolution; Responding to Inequality: Ratifying the 19th Amendment
- 5th Grade: Stories of Human Rights; Biodiversity in the Rainforest; Athlete Leaders of Social Change; The Impact of Natural Disasters
- 3rd Grade: Understanding Equal Groups; Graphs and Line Plots; Travel Stories and Collections; Perimeter, Area, and Polygons; Cube Patterns, Arrays, and Multiples of 10; Fair Shares and Fractions on Number Lines; How Many Miles?; Larger Numbers and Multi-Step Problems
- 4th Grade: Arrays, Factors, and Multiplicative Comparison; Generating and Representing Measurement Data; Multiple Towers and Cluster Problems; Measuring and Classifying Shapes; Large Numbers and Landmarks; Fraction Cards and Decimal Grids; How Many Packages and Groups?; Penny Jars and Towers
- 5th Grade: Puzzles, Clusters, and Towers; Prisms and Solids; Rectangles, Clocks, and Tracks; How Many People and Teams?; Temperature, Height, and Growth; Between 0 and 1; Races, Arrays, and Grids; Properties of Polygons
- 3rd Grade: Constructing Explanations and Arguments: Inheritance, Variation, and Frog Ponds
- 4th Grade: Engaging in Argument: Structure and Function in Terrestrial Animals and Plants
- 5th Grade: The Cycle of Matter and Energy In Healthy Ecosystems